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Don’t thank me anymore... Just care for vets who return, and work to end war

Many years ago I became fed up with the hollow thank yous and stopped celebrating Veterans Day. Today I join with Veterans For Peace in a call to Reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day—a day to think about peace and thank those who served by working to end war.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP economic debate

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps. ... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

After more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. ... Read more»3

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»

FactChecking the MSNBC Democratic forum

The Democratic presidential candidates were interviewed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in a Nov. 6 forum. And they stretched the facts on a few topics.... Read more»


Appeals court rejects Obama immigration programs

The fate of two Obama administration programs intended to shield the parents of Americans and lawful residents from deportation may hinge on a Supreme Court decision after a lower court again refused to remove an injunction keeping the program from going forward.... Read more»

5th Circuit keeps hold on Obama immigration plans

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s controversial immigration program, upholding a lower court's injunction barring the plan from taking effect while awaiting the outcome of a full trial on the lawsuit's underlying arguments.... Read more»

FactCheck: DEA chief wrong on medical marijuana

The acting head of the DEA claimed that smoking marijuana has “never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine.”... Read more»

Only 3 states score higher than D+ in Integrity probe; 11 flunk

Trouble in America's statehouses: secrecy, questionable ethics and conflicts of interest — These are among the practices illuminated by the State Integrity Investigation, which measured hundreds of variables to compile transparency and accountability grades for all 50 states. The results are nothing short of stunning. The best grade in the nation, which went to Alaska, is just a C. Only two others earned better than a D+; 11 states received failing grades.... Read more»

Scandals spur little change: Arizona graded D in integrity exam

Gaps in government transparency and accountability in Arizona over the past few years are not hard to find. The Copper State received an overall score of 64 – a D grade — in a new State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of government accountability and transparency in all 50 states.... Read more»

Lights in sky were Navy missile test

The strange lights in the western sky, seen Saturday night from Southern California all the way to Tucson and Phoenix, were a U.S. Navy missile test, officials said. An unarmed Trident II was fired from a submarine off the coast. ... Read more»

Justice Dep't won't charge CBP agents for Taser death at border crossing

The Justice Department announced Friday afternoon that it will not file charges against federal officers involved in the 2010 death of a man during an altercation at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif.... Read more»

Mexico's Supreme Court rules in favor of recreational marijuana use

Mexico took an important step Wednesday toward legalizing marijuana: The Supreme Court ruled in favor of four plaintiffs' right to produce and use cannabis.... Read more»

Flake, McCain attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'

The Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to professional sports for honoring American soldiers at sporting events, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and his fellow Arizona senator, Jeff Flake. ... Read more»

Factchecking O'Malley's economic talking point

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley often says Maryland earned or achieved “the highest median income of any state in America” when he was governor.... Read more»

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